Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump put a stripped back acoustic spin on Ariana Grande’s moving pop anthem “No Tears Left to Cry” during his July 30 visit to SiriusXM. The Illinois native rocker plunged into the song with his acoustic guitar and served up a full-bodied, but laid-back approach as compared to Grande’s glitzy dance-ready take with shades of his falsetto stroking the hopeful chorus refrain singing, “I’m picking it up, I’m picking it up yeah.”
The power in Stump’s delivery rises midway through the performance as he cries out again and digs down into the chorus, “I’m in a state of mind/I wanna be in, like, all the time/I’ve got no tears to cry …” The cover feels fresh like it could easily make its own space in Stump’s rich song catalog. But, the message of trying to pick up the pieces, move on, and embrace life following a tragedy still hits home in a strong, soulful punch. (Watch Stump’s “No Tears Left to Cry” cover above).
Stump, who admitted he had never played Grande’s song before during his SiriusXM chat, also hopped on the keys and joined his Fall Out Boy bandmates to perform their 2017 Billboard Hot Rock Songs Top 5 hit, “The Last of the Real Ones.” (Watch their performance below). Stump and company’s SiriusXM visit coincides with the announcement of a career-spanning vinyl box set, The Complete Studio Albums.
Fall Out Boy is currently touring Machine Gun Kelly on the M A I N I A Tour to support their chart-topping seventh studio album, which includes a stop at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on Sept. 21 (Tickets) and a stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sept. 28 (Tickets). Stay tuned to AXS for Fall Out Boy updates.